Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne expelled from Hong Kong
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Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne expelled from Hong Kong

(JTA) — Dieudonne M’bala M’bala reportedly was expelled from Hong Kong a day after being detained there, which the French comedian blamed on “pressure by Israel.”

Dieudonne was detained Thursday, Variety reported, and his two stand-up shows scheduled for Hong Kong were canceled. His two sons, one a minor, were also detained.

Dieudonne, who has been convicted seven times in France for inciting racial hatred against Jews, posted photos of the incident on his official Facebook page. In a later post, he said he had been detained for 15 hours and blamed it on “pressure by Israel.”

He reportedly was expelled from the country early Friday morning and returned to Paris via Thailand.

In November, a Belgian court sentenced Dieudonne to two months in jail for racist and anti-Semitic comments during a show there.

The comic is the promoter of the quenelle quasi-Nazi salute and the term shoananas — a mash-up of the Hebrew word for Holocaust and the French one for pineapple — which he uses to suggest the Holocaust never happened without openly violating French laws forbidding such denials.